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  1. Guy Smiley

    giving up, giving in

    If FD copied their rules about electrical from NHRA it might actually be safe. I'm pretty sure they still don't require a breaker at the battery.
  2. Guy Smiley

    1JZ-VVT-i X8 From Florida - Party Time

    Why do people use E85 on rotaries? I would think after the first 20 motors that blew around the country people would catch on to the fact that alcohol and oil do not mix.
  3. Guy Smiley

    Holset

    DSM's are 2.0L. That is the main thing I was talking about. A great turbo for a 2.0L may not be great on a 3.0L, how does that not make sense. Sorry I didn't spell it out for you bitch. Also, I don't "brand dick-ride", I'm just trying to help you from putting time into a stupid build, but you're on this site in the first place so that goes out the window. If you get a Holset for $200, sure run it. If you buy a brand new one? You're a fucking idiot considering the Borg Warner is nearly the same cost for wayyyy better performance. Just look at Marks build. He made just above 500 on 16psi with his borg. Sure he had AEM and and some more compression than GTE folks but you would be hard pressed to make those numbers as easily and cost effectively with any other turbo. Prove me wrong, please. And tell us about your cool friend with 580. You can also make 550 with steel wheel twins so who fucking cares.
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    x7 Drive shaft issues

    It gives me false sense of security, Don't take that away.
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    x7 Drive shaft issues

    The threaded insert in the body is probably fucked up by the force of the drivesaft flopping around. Also, don't ever use Nylock's on something the gets hot. The nylon will melt and then the positive pressure from tightening the bolt will be gone... as you figured out. Lock washers and a little dab of loctite is all you should need. As for the carrier bearing stuff, if the threaded insert is fucked... one-piece driveshaft.
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    Holset

    Same thing I had when running an HX35. I actually went faster when my giant knock-off gate opened. Hearing turbine noise at idle was cool, but then it tipped me off that something might be a little constipated.
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    American style tuning:

    It smells like a sporting goods store in a small rural town.
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    Holset

    It has everything to do with heat, and JZ's generate more heat quicker than the Cummins motors. It has everything to do with Diesel compared to Gas because it has everything to do with HEAT. Heat is the sole component that moves the turbine so more heat equals more spool, and if JZ's generate more heat than the 5.9L then you will have the issue I brought up that the turbine and housing are too small. If the turbine housing is too small, the JZ will over-spool the turbo and the turbo will begin to surge which heats up the air coming out of the compressor, damages the turbo, and throws VE out the door since hotter air has less oxygen in it. Less oxygen means less combustion meaning less "horsepower". And considering "Horsepower" is only a measurement of WORK completed over a given TIME, that shows why the cummins has less Horsepower than our engines. Sure, the motor is bigger, but it's TIME is limited, meaning RPM. A 3.0L motor can do the same amount of work as a 6.0L if the TIME is doubled, but guess what, that 3.0L can almost triple it's TIME compared to the 6.0L (cummins, not all 6.0L) meaning in the simplest terms... it can get more shit done faster than the big guy. Also, the A/R info on Holset's are not what people think they are. Holset never released their info (if you find it from THEM specifically, please let me know) and the closest thing we can use to determine it is how Mitsubishi sizes their housings, but there has been inconsistencies even with those comparisons. VE, heat, blah blah blah also does not change the fact that these turbos are old tech, and I have never seen anyone making 600+ with a holset on a JZ, at least without intake temps above 170*. Just go buy a journal bearing Borg S300 and make 450 at 15psi on pump gas.
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    Holset

    I really don't like putting Holset's on these engines unless you are just doing a scum bag build. Turbo Technology has come quite far lately and has gotten much cheaper. HX35 is too small for 2jz's, at the limit on 1JZ. HX40 is a good fit for 3.0L but the lb/min ratings kind of suck (on Holsets in general). Anything bigger= good luck fitting it anywhere. Just because it's for a motor nearly twice the displacement as ours does not mean it will make tons of power or be laggy, quite the opposite. Diesel exhaust is considerably colder than Gas exhaust, and the 5.9L's power band ends at 3500 RPM completely, sweet spot is 2500. That means the turbo was designed for an engine that generates less heat than ours and has a peak power band of 2500@5.9L, which equates to 5000rpm at 3.0L... which is usually at the beginning of our power band.
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    zokustyle X8 "NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY" new pics pg21

    I'm also curious as to how much noise of any type you are going to be able to get rid of. If you are judging based on how the car used to sound before mods then you will never be happy, and I'm sure you are aware of that. But having ANY type of solid mounting, or at least more firm than stock bushings, is going to yield noise from the whole drive-train. I would only worry about this if it starts to sound like a dog box in your interior or you start noticing a lot of rolling resistance.
  11. Guy Smiley

    gauging interest: panicwire x8 jz harnesses

    You need better web presence and just a little whoring of your work. Do it assembly line style and put everyone out of business. You and I both know you are better than the rest.
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    gauging interest: panicwire x8 jz harnesses

    Please put Chasebays out of business.
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    Twin Charged JZ?

    I am currently building a 2JZ FC just for the express purpose of showing the owner of that FC that what he did was not needed and stupid. I have learned now that I am extremely jaded when it comes to cars and so the only reason to build a car anymore is out of spite or to show someone they are stupid. I no longer get satisfaction out of telling people they are wrong, I just show them. That is why I built my current X8. To show everyone that it is not that hard or expensive, you just have to be smart and know what you are doing. Most people think money and perpetual build threads will hide the fact that they have no fucking clue as to what they are doing and all of their knowledge is from the internet. In the age of endless information and knowledge, wisdom will take hold as the rarest and most valuable commodity. I also really like blood orange san pellegrino's.
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    Twin Charged JZ?

    Turbochargers are far to advanced now days to care about adding a super charger. How about making the ENGINE more efficient first instead of trying to cram more bullshit down it's throat. All the boost in the world doesn't mean shit unless your cam timing and valve overlap work correctly. I would rather raise my compression and TUNE the vehicle properly with a ball bearing billet wheel turbo charger than make car sound like a SVT mustang.
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    Twin Charged JZ?

    Yeah and all of that work got him 400 wheel hp. Having a turbo that size try and pull air through a revolving door is still stupid in my opinion. The turbo is not limited by the engines rpm like the supercharger is, and personally I wouldn't want something with a fixed air output in the way of building boost, not to mention the cavitation between the supercharger and the impeller when you are on and off throttle. I understand that it can be sized appropriately to work well, but either do a twin throttle setup or not at all. That much fab is not worth 400 hp on a JZ...
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    American style tuning:

    You need a red light where the passenger headlight isn't. Full T800 Terminator mode.
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    Opinions on Borg Warner s360

    I have a Comp and will be running it soon to give some feedback for everyone here. However, mine was MSRP'd at over $1800 since it is triple ceramic ball bearing etc. In terms of a BW turbo, I would go with one of the FMW lines as they have the EFR billet comp wheel and are just under $1000. It's kind of stupid not to purchase the FMW if you are getting a Borg Warner.
  18. Guy Smiley

    Way too much fun to stop.

    Crown Vic-tim
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    zokustyle X8 "NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY" new pics pg21

    I'm very interested to see how the Kinugawa works out because I will be needing an option soon myself. These motors are about to be in everyone's cars and shit will surely get expensive so I'd rather keep my really good stock turbo on a shelf and daily/destroy something else.
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    zokustyle X8 "NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY" new pics pg21

    Running wastegate's to atmosphere is to eliminate over boosting due to bad flow. Now it has become just something to do because it sounds "cool". Your wastegate is apart of your exhaust system and it is my belief that having a huge pressure drop in that system can dramatically alter flow up stream and lead to flow problems and mess with heat management. I know it doesn't really matter, I just think these motors can sound just as cool at high RPM's without the whole 70's horror movie vampire hiss going on. I will be penning a thesis and exploring this thought process on my next build. The findings will be published in the 'Journal of Bad Ideas' at the JZXP School of Witchcraft and Douchery.
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    zokustyle X8 "NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY" new pics pg21

    HX35 might be ok on a 2.5L but honestly it's ancient technology and a super heavy rotating mass. If you can swing it, I would go with a ball bearing turbo and no more than a .75a/r on t3 or .70a/r on a t4. If you don't go ball bearing than I would recommend Borg Warner, specifically their FMW turbos. Mark loves his fancy titanium wheel awesome cool EFR's but the price is still a little dumb for a street car. If you get a FMW that is sized around a GT35r then you will be a happy camper. And just get one of those bottom mount ebay manifolds and please recirc your wastegate. Your car is too nice to have atmospheric gate.
  22. Sooooooooooooo.......... 2013 was one of the hardest years of my entire life. Full of awesome and tragic ups and downs. I lost my mother in February, but went on tour with my band in March, then my JZX83 got totaled while parked outside my house in May, then got cool sponsors and started building another cress for a daily, then in July my Father got diagnosed with a severely failing Liver, then went on a life changing vacation in Austin, TX in October, then lost my Grandmother in November, but finally got this new piece of shit on the road. Not trying to clammer for any sympathy, just wanted to get it out there that 2013 was a bitch. It's not the coolest thing in the world but it is really fun to drive and I really like it. Has coils, knuckles, tension rods, subframe/diff bushings and probably a few more things. And VVTi is really neat btw. This is the car that got smooshed: I had been daily driving that thing for a few years (put over 50k miles on the swap) and then one night while cooking some nice food I heard a loud bang and my dog barked a bunch. Go outside to see a big black guy in an ES300 with a flat tire. I asked him if he was ok and then noticed a trail of fluid on the ground leading away from my car. That's when I realized he had hit my cress and made my car smash into my JZS161... Needless to say I got REALLY mad... and called the cops. They came out and didn't find that he was under the influence of anything and wrote up a report for me. I think he was texting while driving and went to turn onto his street about 150ft too early. Went through about a month of hell with insurance trying to get what was right for the car, and in the end I got a fair amount, then bought the car back (obviously) for $600. Everyone scrambled to try and find me another X8 but I didn't want one. More on that later. So as it is right now I am going to be daily driving the X7, am about done parting out the X8, will be building a different chassis for the 2JZGTE, and still have another 4 door in the works from looooong ago. Don't really know why I am posting this but who cares. I still have an X-chassis with a jz swap so you can't kick me out.
  23. Guy Smiley

    How to down-grade and up-grade at the same time.

    Put it in the X8. Runs, drives, weeeeeeeeeeeeee. Now I need to order threaded sleeves since I sold my spindles when the gray/2j car got wrecked. It really sucks buying a bunch of shit you sold like 4 months ago. X7's are for nerds and are not recommended. I am also scheming a way to have a 4th JZ in my life so stay tuned on that one. Is there an award for having the most JZ's in your personal fleet? I think I have a problem guys... But a very good problem indeed. Oh and to everyone else who's car isn't running, go finish your fucking car already. I am on JZX #3, and yes it's hard work and expensive but if I can do it this many times, so can you!
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    3rd world mx83

    This thread reminds me of what it's like to get sick at grandma's house. For every symptom there is an old world remedy that works better than anything you have ever tried, because it's based on knowledge and wisdom passed down from people who had to make it with what they had and they had no time for bullshit that didn't actually work. This is by far my favorite build thread ever on this site. We should get a kickstarter fund going to get this guy over here to PARC for a drift weekend USA matsuri style.
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